Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    boldBud's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    97 Posts
    Global Posts
    105 Global Posts

    Default iTunes Backup

    My laptop has been having some problems. It's a HP laptop with Windows 8 installed. I want to back up my iTunes library to some DVD's, as I'm going to be starting fresh on the computer. I am running iTunes 11 and I do have iTunes Match (if that matters).

    Anyone have any idea what I do? There used to be a backup to DVD feature but it's gone now.
  2. #2  
    JustMe'D's Avatar

    Posts
    17,055 Posts
    Global Posts
    17,265 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: iTunes Backup

    The Apple website states that the procedures for backing up to DVD has been "archived and is no longer updated...". The steps are still there but not for iTunes 11. You can check it out for yourself .
  3. Thread AuthorThread Author   #3  
    boldBud's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    97 Posts
    Global Posts
    105 Global Posts

    Default Re: iTunes Backup

    Yeah, I realize it's not available. So is there another way? USB? Or a different way of backing it up to a DVD?
  4. #4  
    kch50428's Avatar

    Posts
    10,189 Posts
    Global Posts
    11,066 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0

    Default Re: iTunes Backup

    Just copy the iTunes library to an external drive... full instructions can be found on the iTunes support web site.
    Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
     iPhone5 on VZW;  iPad(2012) - wifi with BadElf for GPS
    "When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." -- Socrates
  5. #5  
    Karenkcoulter's Avatar

    Posts
    5,047 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,052 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 6.1.3

    Default iTunes Backup

    If you have Match, you don't need the backup at least for music. Once you reinstall iTunes just sign into your Match account and you should see the cloud copy if all your music. Anything you way to have a local copy of, just select right click ad choose the option to download them.
  6. #6  
    jlb21's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    83 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,978 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6

    Default Re: iTunes Backup

    ACtually, there could be a reason to not just use Match. If they have some tunes with bit rates higher than 256k and they want to retain local copies that were ripped that way, you could have issues with overwriting, etc.......or something like that.

    But yeah, match is great from a backup perspective. Since I had to get rid of my unlimited data on VZW I am streaming far less. But its worth the $25/yr to me for the recovery angle....

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-24-2013, 01:56 AM
  2. JB and iTunes backups
    By Martavious in forum iTunes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-07-2011, 09:12 AM
  3. itunes backup question and sync question
    By ticman in forum iTunes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-03-2009, 08:03 AM
  4. Is there a way to prevent iTunes backup?
    By mwg3c in forum iTunes
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-20-2009, 06:02 PM
  5. Does Itunes Backup everytime?
    By cobra302 in forum iTunes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-24-2009, 07:47 PM

Posting Permissions

B